The article describes some of the current design and research being carried out at the Electrical Research Association (ERA) at Leatherhead. The activities summarised are designed to acquire a detailed understanding of the technical, economic and social factors involved. One investigation was a feasibility study of electric filling stations where batteries could be exchanged in a time comparable with that required to refuel a conventional car. The study considered three possible battery types: improved lead-acid, high temperature sodium-sulphur and zinc-air slurry battery. The first type will be replaced as a unit, but the third type will only need slurry replacement. Another aspect of the study was a design investigation of an on-site electrolysis plant to regenerate the spent zinc-air battery slurry. Other marketing studies currently being undertaken are mentioned in the article. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Allens (Clerkenwell), Limited

    Wheatsheaf House, 39 High Street
    Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1-3
  • Serial:
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Volume: 62
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Allens (Clerkenwell), Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM